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Telstra Road To Tamworth Local Heats

Community groups within 400 kilometres of Cardiff have the chance to win a musical equipment package through the Keep the Music Playing initiative.

Telstra Area General Manager, Hunter Central Coast, Chris Cusack, said Keep the Music Playing was a fantastic new initiative designed to support the growth of music talent throughout Australia.

Telstra Road To Tamworth“Telstra has demonstrated a strong commitment to music development through the Telstra Road to Tamworth, and thanks to partner Billy Hyde, we’re now able to offer a wide range of community groups, from public schools to local charities, the chance to win valuable music equipment,” Mr Cusack said.

The winning community group from around the Cardiff region will be one of 13 groups across the country awarded the musical equipment packages, which will include instruments and recording equipment. Each group will be able to choose from one of four packages.

Entries are now open in the Telstra Road to Tamworth national talent search, which offers performers and songwriters the ultimate prize package to help launch a professional music career.

Local singer/songwriter Morgan Evans was announced as the winner of the 2007 Telstra Road to Tamworth ahead of 600 other hopeful entrants.

Telstra Road to Tamworth Ambassadors, The McClymonts, started their young careers entering talent competitions and gaining valuable performance and industry knowledge along the way.

Mollie McClymont, a former Telstra Road to Tamworth finalist, said Telstra provided amazing opportunities for aspiring musicians through the Telstra Road to Tamworth competition.

Morgan Evans“Up and coming country artists should be taking the chance to showcase their talent,” she said.

“The new online digital heat means that no matter where you live in Australia, you can still be a part of this fantastic program.”

The winning country music performer will receive a return trip to Nashville, as well a recording opportunity, the production of a music video clip and a professional photographic session.

A return trip to Nashville and the unique opportunity to work with leading US songwriters are also on offer to the winning songwriter.

Aspiring performers are encouraged to send in a video or audio clip of their musical performance via video upload or web link and songwriters can upload their lyrics and melody for a chance to win. Entries close at midnight on Sunday 18 October.

The Cardiff heat of the Telstra Road to Tamworth talent competition will be held at Cardiff Panthers from 7.00pm on Saturday 31 October, entry is via gold coin donation.

The event will feature performances by headline talent Jetty Road, supported by local Sydney musician and 2009 Telstra Road to Tamworth Grand Final winner Peter McWhirter.

  • What: Telstra Road to Tamworth talent competition – Cardiff Heat
  • Where: Cardiff Panthers
  • When: 7.00pm on Saturday 31 October

The closing date for artists performing is October 18, Songwriting is November 1. Bill Page, Creative Director of Mushroom Music is the head judge on the judging panel and is looking forward to seeing some great talent from the area.

For more information on heat locations, the terms and conditions and how to enter the Telstra Road to Tamworth or Keep the Music Playing visit www.beinvolved.com.au


Posted on September 29th, 2009 in General


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